Dark Future Slug

chessie Dec 5, 2002

  1. NSDASH9

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    CSX 812 has been repainted in the latest "Dark Future" paint. However, it is still at the CSX Huntington, WV shops awaiting and engine replacement.

    Chris Toth
     
  2. GP30

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    any specifics on the engine replacement? :confused:
     
  3. NSDASH9

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    There is talk that they are trying to get EMD to replace the 5000 HP V-20 engine with a 4000 HP V-16. Meanwhile it sits dead at Huntington in fresh paint.

    Chris Toth
     
  4. jasonboche

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    Hmmmm... that sounds expensive.

    For some reason it doesn't sound as easy as replacing a 302 in a 79 Ford pickup.
     
  5. jasonboche

    jasonboche TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you guys for explaining the differences to me. What you say makes great sense!

    Jas
     
  6. 7600EM_1

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    Your welcome Jason.. We try to help. most the time do. And I'm for one glad for being able to help.....

    Hey Harold, got any pictures of the Chessie System slugs ???? The cut down versions ??? I'm in the process of modeling a few.....
     
  7. chessie

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    John,
    Are you talking about the cut down units, such as the unit pictured behind this unit?
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    Harold
     
  8. 7600EM_1

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    Yes! I've been wanting to model one for a long time and I'm just now getting the units to start from. which aren't very good quality or anything. BUT can be made into something decent looking. and with a new can motor and flywheel run really well too! I'm basing the slugs I'm making off of HO scale GP-18's that are of the high nose design, that are old AHM.. cheap, and if I mess it up. nothing really lost, or gained, if It comes out as planed tho... I'll have gained something not many have in plastic so.... But Yes the same one you got pictured behind the mother unit their... only, in Chessie paint...
     
  9. chessie

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    I am pretty sure I don't have any of the units in Chessie paint, however, I knew where to look to find them! This is one of several from the Chessie Photos Archive website (the sister site of the CSX photo archives)

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    Here's a link to more: http://www.trainweb.org/chessiephotos/html/SWMT.html

    Harold
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  10. Alan

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    There you go, John - get kitbashing :D

    What an interesting topic this turned out to be [​IMG]
     
  11. GP30

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    What were these "Things" cut down from?
    I may scratch build one or two free-lanced from some junk if I can find any. :D
     
  12. 7600EM_1

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    I got part of mine done. Almost ready for Chessie Paint thinking of it.... So. I just have 2 more to go... :D I got a boat load of old AHM GP-18's that makes a good base to start the kitbash from! If I'm not mistaken, the Chessie B&O 138 and 139 were originally Western Maryland units, that were cut down S-2's or S-4 yard switchers.... The Chessie C&O slugs were I believe either SW-1's, SW-7's or something simular! Maybe even cut down GP-7's/9's... I'm not real sure on the C&O units. But I know the 2 Chessie B&O units were originally WM units that were cut down S-2's or S-4's.... And then Chessie had redone the body maybe the entire thing on both units being Chessie only had 2 slugs with the B&O on them that were ex WM units.... But once Chessie had redone these 2 units they no longer looked like ALCO units. They gave them EMD noses or ends, being these had no nose... so.... :D

    But the one I have started, I got it in primer to see if any of my filling and sanding lines will show up in the paint so. I got alittle more sanding to do before I blow any yellow, vermillion, or blue on it so....
     
  13. chessie

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    I think at least a few of the units were rebuilt from GP units.... I think GP7/9's. If I am not mistaken, there was an article in Diesel Era Magazine about these units. I think some were actually outsourced to Precision National. I'll have to look it up.

    Harold
     
  14. 7600EM_1

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    I've done a fair amount of research on the Chessie and CSX slugs (cut down versions, cabless) And find that some were GE based units and others were EMD based units! You have to keep an eye on the details between the 2 unit types! Such as, The GE units had fuel tanks, and number boards, and head lights, not to mention Bloomberg trucks(which was a known item for EMD!) The EMD units had NO fuel tanks most the time, as I haven't found any EMD based slugs with fuel tanks! And most EMD units had NO number boards, or head/tail lights! So guys, if you decide to moldel any be sure to do some research on the units you plan to model! I haven't even thought of modeling a MT-4/MT-6. These look to be based off ALCO units! With 3 axle trucks! Take notice to the body of these units specially the ends of the hoods (If you can actually call those hoods) They have the ALCO look to them....It's taught me a thing or 2 with modeling just one... :D DO LOTS OF RESEARCH BEFORE YOU BEGIN!!! These units change in looks by the unit number!

    And then, you can take a stabb in making a road mate. Which is a diesel as Harold (Chessie) had post previously, with no prime mover hood doors, no radiator fans or grilles, but retained its cab and controls for MU controling as to have a quieter crew department, being that unit has no prime mover in it.. With weight added for traction in place of the prime mover.

    [ 23. December 2002, 18:37: Message edited by: 7600EM_1 ]
     

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